Despite being 37 years old, World Champion Miroslav Klose of Lazio still hasn’t entertained the idea of calling quits on his playing career. “I play football because I enjoy it. I hope that I can carry on doing it for a couple more years, as long as my body allows me,” said the record World Cup goalscorer, who received the sports ethics award from Rome University Tor Vergata on Monday. The prize is given to sports personalities who have made a mark through fair play, loyalty and social engagement.
At the ceremony, Klose talked about how he feels right as rain in Rome, both on and off the pitch. “I’m happy that Lazio decided to sign me five years ago, because I have both the support of the fans and my colleagues here,” said the former Germany international. His contract at the Serie A club expires at the end of the current campaign.